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English verb: cast down

1. cast down (emotion) lower someone's spirits; make downhearted


SamplesThese news depressed her.
The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her.


Synonymsdeject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit, get down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)discourage


Narrower (hyponym)chill


Antonymselate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up









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